Saturday, November 5, 2011

Card #20 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Kraftin' Kimmie

My last post showed my fastest card, this post shows my slowest, but you know what? I think this might be my best card EVER!!! Hopefully I don't jinx myself by saying that! It took me about a week to make, so it should be good! I started off by colouring my Kraftin' Kimmie fairy Isabelle with my new Copics (a blog hop prize from Scrap-tures!), then printing out the funny sentiment (from Graphicat Designs) and working with this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:
I also had the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge in mind, which was monochromatic, but alas, crafty time was at a minimum and I missed the deadline. Anyway, I continued on, using this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge: use a pin on your project. I incorporated a Maya Road pin into my design for the inside of the card, see?
This is the first time I've really decorated the inside of a card - this elaborately, anyway. I was inspired to try this by a blog I discovered in the World Card Making Day blog hop: Tara's blog called Inking on the Edge. She has great cards, and always decorated on the inside, check it out! I had a hard time finding patterned papers to match my Copic colours (BG49 and BG53) so I made my own with white cardstock and Broken China Distress Ink, just sponged it on over some background stamping and another Isabelle image. This is going to my friend Jill, whose birthday is on the 9th. Now I just have to remember to get it in the mail on Monday! And good thing I put that pin on the inside, wouldn't want any postal workers to get stabbed, heehee!

Supplies: Bazzill, Creative Memories, Copic X-press and Close to My Heart cardstock, Kraftin' Kimmie, Tim Holtz, and Close to My Heart stamps, Memento and Tim Holtz ink, Spellbinders dies, Prima flowers, My Mind's Eye brad, Maya Road pin, Twinery twine, Graphicat Designs sentiment, Ranger Glossy Accents, unknown button and trim

Copics: Skin - E00, E11 and R20, Hair - Y23, E33, and E35, Clothing & Wings - BG49 & BG53


  1. Love this card, Roxy! Monochromatic is always fab, in my books, but you've really rocked it here... and you can't go wrong with the combo of image & sentiment :)

  2. Oh Roxy, what a fun take on the sketch. I love you color scheme. And I love how you used your image to accent the sentiment. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  3. This is an awesome card!! I love how you spiraled some baker's twine inside the flower! Good job doing the inside too! I've been totally thinking that I should start doing that too...It looks all good on the outside, then a blank inside just seems to not fit Love your card!

  4. Lovely lovely card well done.. Love how you did the inside as well.. Take care

  5. yummy! lovin those colors ~ and that darlin image...and how you did the inside ~ just scrumptious chickie! great take on the sketch!

  6. Wow Roxy, such a beautiful card! I agree, I think it might be your best ever - what a lucky friend to receive such a lovely birthday card!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog - how are you getting on with your foundation pages for your Christmas Journal?!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  7. Gorgeous colours! Stunning card! WTG!!!

  8. Gosh I'm just crazy about this card Roxy! Love the image as the embellishment and the sentiment as the focal point - so clever. And that sentiment just cracks me up!! Beautifully done wiht the sketch too. Thanks for sharing this terrific card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

  9. This is really beautiful inside and out! Terrific colors and a really fun image and sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

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  11. Wow, this is one stunning card, both inside and out! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  12. Love this card, the colors are are fabulous! You did a great job with the sketch and your card is amazing Roxy! You done good! LOL

  13. Your card is beautiful Rox!!! I love the colour combo and that sentiment if fabulous!!! I really like how you did the inside of your card!! Great idea (: I have to agree Tara's cards are definitely inspiring!! The inside of hers look better then the outside of mine (:

  14. Hi Roxy! Thanks for the visit on my blog! I wanted to repay you so I popped on over... and I must say it's been a delightful visit! I LOVE what you did with the inside of your card!!! Of course the outside is simply FAB too! That's one of my favorite Graphicat sentiments! You did a great job!!! Hugs, Yvonne

  15. Oh Roxy what a fun card, awesome colours another one of my very favourite. Love your image and your wonderful papers and embellishments. Awesome card great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT